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Section of Pembina Highway to temporarily close starting Friday

Road closure.
Road closure. File Photo / Getty Images

A popular route for commuters in Winnipeg will be closed starting on Friday.

Northbound and southbound Pembina Highway will be closed between Jubilee Avenue and Stafford Street.

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The closure begins Friday at 8 p.m. and lasts until Tuesday at 4 a.m.

The City says round-the-clock construction will take place for the new transitway over the Pembina Bridge.

To improve traffic flow, the City has restricted parking on nearby streets; eastbound on Jubilee Street between Nassau Street South and Osborne Street, and northbound on Osborne Street next to the Brandon Avenue intersection.

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For alternative routes, the City suggests using Waverly Street, Kenaston Boulevard and Osborne Street.

Winnipeggers looking to bike or walk in the area will be restricted to the east sidewalk.